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ICDS week observed in Mokokchung, Tening
Published on 24 Nov. 2009 12:41 AM IST
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A day long celebration on ICDS week was organised and held at Yimyu ward under the initiative of Child Development Project Officer of Ongpangkong (South) ICDS project on November 19. The celebration was graced by Dr. Limanaro Medical officer of Sapangya PHC as the guest speaker and attended by Anganwadi board members and children. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Limanaro emphasized on the role of Anganwadi workers and ASHA, towards the physical wellbeing of mothers and child. She also urged co-operation from NGOs and allied department towards achieveing the national goal for eradicating child mortality, mal nutrition, school dropouts etc. Tening: ICDS Week was observed on November 18 at Tening town Anganwadi centre with town committee member as Speaker. The speaker in his speech encouraged women folks to be active in participating in the scheme and asked children to come regularly to their own Anganwadi centres for nutrition and pre-school activities. Supervisor, Watsusie Pojar also briefed on ‘nutritional status of mother and children’ while Supervisor, Heichurai spoke on ‘health, hygiene and sanitation’. CDPO Tening, A.D Namty Newmai in his welcome address highlighted the objective of ICDS scheme which included supplementary nutrition, immunization, breast feeding and importance of pre-school education. The celebration was attended by over 400 Anganwadi children and around 200 mothers. The highlights of the programme included special songs by Anganwadi children, distribution of sweets, mid-day meal to the children and refreshment to the mothers and community participants.

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